It´s a modern museum building and the garden here is very nice, but the collections inside are not so interesting. It was fine to see it just once.
I thought this museum was pretty cool! I wouldn't recommend going if you are only in Suzhou for a short period of time though, because Suzhou has so much more to offer.
Suzhou Gardens are chinese culture treasure.They are most of private garden, small ,but beautiful.It is like the poetry, small bridge, flew water, house.
If this was the silk museum and factory, it was one of the high points of the trip, at least on a learning basis. Arrived when it had just opened and it wasn't "overloaded" with "Golden Week" tourists.
This museum is just a little underdone but it does reveal that there were over 100 gardens in Suzhou - not just the 6 or so now available. The question is - where are they? Occupied by government/party grandees?
Had dinner in the restuarant above the museum on our first night in Suzhou. Private dining room with out own private bath and sitting area. Food was superb and soooo much of it. What an experience.
I visited the Garden museum after spending a couple hours outside in the "real" garden (see separate review) and found the indoor museum to be the perfect academic addition to the entire collection of Classical Chinese gardens I saw during my time in Suzhou. The Garden museum starts off with several introductory rooms that explain basic concepts of Chinese gardening,... More
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